Top 5 London Hotel Bars

By Anna Lia Gerardi

It is 5 PM somewhere, where would you go if in London. Read this article to find out

If you enjoy cocktails in sophisticated, yet unusual, surroundings, we’ve lined up 5 of the best for you in London.

Try the sixties themed Donovan’s at the Rocco Forte Brown’s Hotel – London in Mayfair or the evocative twenties feel of the American Bar at the Savoy, through to the edgy 21st style of Bassoon’s at the St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel – London.

The Donovan bar at the 5-star Rocco Forte Brown’s Hotel – London is centrally situated in Mayfair and is a comfortable bar and lounge area where you can relax and unwind. This bar provides a sophisticated ambience with comfortable lounge chairs and low lighting, perfect for that discreet rendevous (sit in the ‘naughty corner’ under a collection of Terence Donovan’s risque photographs!) or meet friends for sixties themed cocktails and jazz.

Go further back in time to The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel – London, where the American Bar has been a favourite meeting place for many decades. The Savoy Cocktail book, the bartender’s bible, was created here. Chat with your friends or relax and listen to the American jazz pianists who will entertain you seven days a week.

At Scarfe’s Bar in the Hotel Rosewood London – London, you will find the ideal setting for casual drinks or dates under the glow of their Tiffany inspired lamps. What you will discover at this bar is gentleman’s club meeting library. The head bartender bases his cocktails on gin and whiskey. The bar even features its own pet, a little West Highland, called Woof!

The Gilbert Scott bar at the St Pancras Renaissance London Hotel – London, is the place for dining with your cocktails. Sit under the uniqe painted ceilings and bell chandeliers in this intriguing room designed by the architect Gilbert Scott.

Finally the Bassoon bar at the Corinthia Hotel London – London is a theatrical and edgy bar mixing intimacy with 21st century style. Here you will be entertained by renowned artistes such as the Scissor Sisters and Lana del Ray.

Any of these bars will provide an interesting and relaxing, yet different night out – whether you are looking for romance or getting together with friends and colleagues. The only question is – which cocktail to choose?

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